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Cardiology Management

2021: Year of the Health and Care Workers

2021 11 Feb

The year 2021 has been declared the International Year of Health and Care Workers (YHCW). This is in appreciation of the commitment and dedication of all healthcare workers around the globe as they continue to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.   The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a year-long campaign. The theme of this campaign... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19 Infection at Work: Who is at Risk?

2020 12 Dec

Essential workers, especially those in healthcare, have a greater risk of COVID-19 due to the nature of their work. Aside from healthcare workers (HWCs), however, not much is known as to which other occupational groups are most at risk for infection.   You might also like: How Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Varies Across Hospital Settings... Read more

ICU Management

#EA20: Wellbeing of Healthcare Providers During COVID-19

2020 01 Dec

In a three-part session on burnout and depression of healthcare providers during COVID-19: diagnosis and approach at Euroanaesthesia 2020, Dr. Miodrag Milenovic of University of Belgrade and Clinical Center of Serbia, Emergency Center, talked about the occupational wellbeing in healthcare providers during the pandemic.  Dr. Milenovic highlighted... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pandemic-Related Stress in Healthcare Workers

2020 20 Oct

Frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) are under great pressure attending to COVID-19 patients. Swamped with large volumes of infected patients, medical staff are also burdened by fears of contracting the disease especially amidst shortages of personal protective equipment, masks and other medical supplies. It comes as no surprise when UK researchers,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cost-Effectiveness and ROI of Proper PPE Provision

2020 15 Oct

A new analysis highlights the importance of ensuring the safety and health of medical workers through the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as they help fight against the pandemic.   You might also like: COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers   Even as countries implement social distancing policies, when PPE is in short... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers

2020 05 Aug

It is estimated that healthcare frontliners, whose work exposes them to patients with the new coronavirus, could account for 10-20% of all COVID-19 diagnoses. However, the incidence of COVID-19 infections among healthcare workers is mostly based on cross-sectional data, with little information on individual-level risk factors.   You might... Read more

Health Management

COVID-19 Superheroes

2020 03 Aug

COVID-19 has affected  15 million people  across the globe, and meanwhile, over 600,000 deaths are associated with it. Even my father, having some pre-conditions, passed away because of it. The healthcare systems and economies of more than 200 countries have been severely affected, also impacting healthcare workers both physically and psychologically.... Read more

Health Management

Superheroes: Behind the Scenes of COVID-19

2020 03 Aug

Are the real heroes only those in the hospital actively caring for COVID-19 patients or are those behind the scenes also playing an important role? Key Points During the pandemic, care is not only necessary for COVID-19 patients but also for those with other illnesses and diseases. Those in primary care have had to switch... Read more

ICU Management

Moral Injury: The Invisible Epidemic

2020 08 Jul

The world has seen the loss of many healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Many have succumbed to the virus, but some have taken their own lives amid all this misery. As trauma and grief continue to plague healthcare workers, it is time to take a look at the invisible epidemic: moral injury.   All across the globe, healthcare workers are... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19: Universal Masking in Hospitals

2020 27 May

The SARS-Cov-2 pandemic has all healthcare institutions scrambling for protocols to prevent virus transmission. The name of the game is to protect both patients and healthcare providers from the virus. However, every hospital has its protocol with respect to precautionary measures that have been undertaken to prevent transmission. While some hospitals... Read more